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What is je-1 vaccine? Is it a mandatory vaccine for my 9 months old baby? I am from uttar pradesh but right now living in kerala. As per my discussion with a doctor here in kerala this vaccine is not required in kerala. Need to know the importance of the same.

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Je 1 vaccine is for japanese encephalitis fever caused by mosquitos which is responsible for brain swelling and high fever. It is more prevalent in northern india including eastern u.p.,bihar, jharkhand and assam. No cases were reported in southern india. Therefore this vaccine is not provided in kerala. However if you live in any of those endemic states, then it becomes necessary to take the vaccine.
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